Friday, September 21, 2018

Confined by Fraud

Home health care agencies generally provide quality health care to patients who are confined to their residence. When unable to leave their home, a home health care provider sends in qualified staff to assist with any medical or personal needs. Today's ''Fraud of the...

Powering Down Fraud

The term ''powering down'' generally means to turn something off by shutting down operations in a systematic way. KPIX, the San Francisco Bay CBS television affiliate, reports on a story involving the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and their recent success at ''powering...

Fanny Pack Fraud

In spite of the funny name, fanny packs are very useful to have. They can be used to tote around a variety of items including keys, a wallet, a cell phone and, according to an article on ProRepublica.com, a stack of bogus prescriptions...

Head Games

When someone plays head games in a relationship, he or she is clearly acting dishonestly with the intent to cause confusion. This can be disorienting, especially if one person in the relationship trusts the other person to look out for his or her...

Blowing the Whistle Pays

According to the Department of Justice (DOJ), the False Claims Act is the government's most effective tool for rooting out fraud and returning misappropriated funds back to taxpayer-funded programs. The Act allows private citizens to be rewarded for being ''whistleblowers''—people who file civil lawsuits...

Free Housekeeping

A Dallas company enticed patients to use Medicare-funded home health care they didn't need by giving them grocery gift cards and cash, federal prosecutors say. Dallas Home Health Care owner Viju Mathew and his wife, Mariamma Viju, were sentenced to 30 months in federal prison for the scheme, which even pitched the health services as a way to sign up for free housekeeping.

Summer Job

When most students think about getting a summer job, thoughts usually turn to working at a restaurant, lifeguarding or working at the local mall – not scamming the government. An article in The Glendale News-Press tells about foreign students visiting the United States on...

Unhappily Ever After

Everyone likes a good fairytale. There's always a tragedy of some sort and a struggle between good and evil. Just when it looks like the bad guy might prevail, a hero or heroine overcomes the injustice done to them and the evildoer...

Promises, Promises

It is common for deceptive medical professionals to offer treatments or cures to Medicaid or Medicare patients, then bill the government insurance programs for services that were not medically necessary or not provided. A former Philadelphia-area podiatrist, who took a Hippocratic Oath promising to...

No Winners

To pull off a scheme capable of stealing $205 million from Medicare, there's usually a multitude of players involved in a game that robs the elderly and the poor of medical benefits. An article posted on WPTV.com covers a man who was responsible for...

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